In older versions of the Raspberry PI Raspbian operating system such as Raspbian Wheezy, the inittab file in /etc/ could be edited to make the OS perform an automatic login at power up. In new versions of Raspbian such as Raspbian Jessie, the inittab file no longer exists. Here is how to automatically log in to the command line interface in Raspbian Jessie.
Automatic Login to the Command Line
In Raspbian Jessie it is now even easier to set up the operating system to automatically log in to the command line. By default Raspbian Jessie automatically logs in to the desktop. Settings can now be changed from an application on the desktop.
Options that can be changed in the Raspberry PI Configuration application are:
- Boot Raspbian to the desktop without login required (default in Jessie)
- Boot Raspbian to the command line interface (CLI) without login required
- Boot Raspbian to the desktop with login required (user name and password must be entered)
- Boot Raspbian to the command line interface with login required
See the full details on how to automatically log in to the command line in Raspbian Jessie.